Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

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Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Post by DOC » 23 Mar 2019 17:37

In 1984 Bank of Ireland issued £20 notes with a slightly modified design dropping the text referring to the Bicentenary. Standard issue and replacement notes are known for this type, examples attached.
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Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Post by DOC » 05 May 2019 10:19

The £100 note issued in 1983 is the highest denomination for the O’Neill Sterling Issue notes (scan attached). Specimens are known but no replacement notes have been observed.
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Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Post by DOC » 18 May 2019 10:42

In 1985, the last dateless type of the Second Northern Ireland Issue was released, with the signature of D.J. Harrison. The £1 denomination was discontinued but the following denominations were issued: £5, £10, £20 & £100. Standard issue and replacement notes are available to collectors. Examples of the standard issue and replacement £5 notes are attached.
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Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Post by DOC » 08 Jun 2019 14:56

Here are examples of the standard issue and replacement £10 notes with the Harrison signature issued in the mid to late 1980's.
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Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Post by DOC » 30 Jun 2019 10:54

Here are examples of the standard issue and replacement £20 notes with the Harrison signature issued in the mid to late 1980's.
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Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Post by DOC » 21 Jul 2019 10:14

Here is a £100 note bearing the Harrison signature first issued in 1985. No replacement notes have been observed to date for the £100 notes. This completes the notes of the Second Northern Ireland Series. A noteworthy feature of this Series is the absence of dates.
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Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Post by Mac » 22 Jul 2019 00:46

I doubt they used replacement notes on the £100 -they would likely have been spotted by now, surely?- if there was the normal number of errors (0.5% or less) they may have preferred to replace errors by hand using the same number as the error notes, or printing extra notes at the end of the print run to make up the numbers.
The error rate for the £20 notes looks to be around 0.012%, if it were similar for the £100 notes that would lead to around 1000 replacement £100 notes, perhaps enough to be spotted by collectors, and not enough to warrant a special printing operation.

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Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Post by DOC » 22 Jul 2019 21:51

Yes, I think we should have spotted a £100 replacement for this Series if they were printed. It is unlikely that one will turn up. However, the Bank of Ireland did start using a marked replacement system for the £100 notes of the next series. This is probably related to an increase in issue rates.

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